Not long ago, President Barack Obama finally got around to filling three of the top jobs at the Treasury Department that had been vacant since his inauguration.
But even afterward, one top financial job was left conspicuously unfilled—namely, the role of Economic Surrogate in Chief.
A good economic statesman—somebody who can crunch budget projections by Read More
Understandably, Joe Biden’s campaign-ending bout with plagiarism two decades ago has been getting its share of attention over the past 24 hours, with the Clinton campaign drawing a parallel with Barack Obama’s lift of Massachusetts Governor Deval Patrick’s words.
Certainly, Mr. Obama’s delivery of the passage in question was pretty much identical, as the Read More
It’s a shame Joe Biden’s campaign hasn’t gone anywhere.
The Delaware Senator, who was first elected when M*A*S*H was a brand new series, actually announced his plans to run ahead of everyone else—in June 2005—but the head start has done him no good: He can’t raise money, can’t move his poll numbers, and can’t break Read More
Before the last presidential election, John Edwards voted to authorize the use of force in Iraq, then spent most of the actual campaign parrying attacks from antiwar outsider Howard Dean. This time around, Mr. Edwards has slipped into the role of perpetually incensed antiwar crusader, questioning the commitment of his competitors to the Read More
Officially, Joe Biden is running for the Democratic nomination for President of the United States. And if, as expected, his underfunded and overlooked candidacy tanks in the early primary and caucus states next January, he’ll probably end up seeking—and winning—a seventh term in the United States Senate in the fall of 2008.
But the Read More
Consider it a sign of the times: A senior Democrat calls for committing American troops to a new theater of conflict, and the news causes only the gentlest of ripples.
The Democrat in question was Senator Joe Biden, and the benighted land was Darfur.
“I think it’s time to put force Read More
Andrew Cuomo got the nation's largest student loan company to curb its business practices and pay $2 million to educate the public about the industry.
Unlike George Pataki, Eliot Spitzer based his federal PAC in New York.
Joe Bruno promised to a problem with the Saratoga Springs.
Christine Quinn is getting Read More
A day after they ditched a planned FOX debate, Hillary Clinton, Barack Obama and John Edwards will participate in a “virtual town hall” discussion this evening in the (presumably) more ideologically friendly confines of Air America radio.
The Big Three, along with Bill Richardson, Joe Biden, Chris Dodd and Dennis Kucinich, will engage in a Read More
Hillary Clinton spoke privately to a gay political organization today.
Hillary is ahead in Joe Biden’s home state.
Michael Cooper has more details about Eliot Spitzer’s fight over health care spending and notes 1199 consultant Jennifer Cunningham’s response: “We’re not crybabies.”
There’s a small residency question about Eliot Spitzer’s upstate economic Read More
Biden on Iraq
To the Editor:
Jason Horowitz’s article—about a man that I like in general and have a difficult time liking re specifics—was a bit disturbing [“Biden Unbound: Lays Into Clinton, Obama, Edwards,” Feb. 5]. On balance, I agree about the need to partition the ethnic communities, as the Balfour Agreement made by the Read More